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Community demands arrest of cop who shot unarmed man in face

“We charge attempted murder by the police, we want justice for Thavone Santana, and we want the immediate arrest of Sergeant Richard Blake,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told the Amsterdam News.

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Prince Joshua Avitto gets verdict and center

Just three working days after the opening of The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center in East New York Brooklyn, the sentence was announced for the man convicted in the child’s 2014 death.

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Who killed Brandy Odom? Family demands progress in case

While Nicole Odom waits patiently to hear news about her daughter Brandy Odom’s murder, she said the Police Department is not communicating with her.

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B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off

B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off

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Family of slain Brandy Odom: ‘Find her killer’

Family of slain woman: ‘Find her killer’

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Accountability demanded in latest cop shooting

It was a cool Wednesday, April 4, evening on a Crown Heights street. Here comes Saheed Vassell, marching down the street pointing at pipe at people.

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NYCHA'S HOPE: AmNews sits down with NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye

Relentless and vitriolic has been the focused assault on NYCHA in general and the city agency’s Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye in particular.

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Parents storm City Hall in slavery incident protest

Singing and chanting in English and Spanish, dozens of heavy-coated and woolly hat-wearing parents and activists stormed the doors at City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 6, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio, “Which side are you on?” They emphasized the need for cultural competence in schools.

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The Power Cultural Currency—Amsterdam News 2017 Man Of The Year Talib Kweli

“Hip-hop is beautiful because it shows us the complete truth,” said Talib Kweli, known for socially conscious lyrics and activism.

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Robbers and killers in home invasion case apprehended, one still sought

“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly home invasion,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the Amsterdam News.

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